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Savoy biscuits are small finger-shaped individual sponge biscuits of the sort used for making charlottes russes. No longer much encountered, they were popular enough in the nineteenth century for the special piping bag used in making them to be called a savoy bag, or colloquially a savvy bag. Legend connects their name with Amadeus VI, a fourteenth-century king of Savoy. An alternative name for such biscuits, particularly in American English, is ladyfinger.

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